If this were anything like the Oprah show, I’d have boxes of Kleenex, a couple of Ativan and a paper bag delivered to each of you prior to this post. Sadly, there are no giveaways today, but please feel free to hyperventilate, freak out a little and video tape it. YouTube is always in need of more videos like this.
Creature comforts and favourite things vary for each of us, but here are a few of my favs.
Vancouver, you're dashing.
Though one is not born and raised in this fine city, it’s definitely home. Sun, sand, mountains, wild mushrooms, vineyards, the Pacific, some of the best local produce and seafood around create the perfect canvas for a lovely life. Fun-tastic friends and a sister on the way complete the list of life. The only downside is that England, Arkansas, Greece, Calgary and Ontario could be a little closer.
Milk, it does the body good.
Glass bottles! Recycle. Reduce. Reuse. Not to mention, milk is a key ingredient to starting the day off right with a cup of tea.
Cast iron nautical hooks are the perfect bathroom fixture to hang jewelry.
Especially when used to hang handmade, antique lace necklaces that your friend’s grandmother made and a darling necklace that your little sister in England sent you for your birthday.
Mennonites give you good deal.
Weekends in Abbotsford with a good friend often result in trips to MCC where many coloured glass goodies can be found. These vintage, coloured glass bowls cost less than $0.75 each.
Scratch and sniff.
Jo Malone exudes natural scents that can be mixed and matched. I could smell myself, and anyone else who wears this, all day long.
Come over to my house, my house.
My mum’s got a thing for signed costume jewelry and on her most recent trip in October 2010, we went to Doda on Richards Street and she treated me to this 1958 Art Deco beaut of a bracelet.
Marc Jacobs knows the way to a gal's heart.
Soft, buttery, pleated leather creates the perfect purse that’s adorned with gold fixtures and brown leather. Sometimes we covet things for months on end and dream of long nights with Marc. Then, your birthday comes around and friends and Mumma spoil you.
The season is coming to an end, but Cherry Blossoms in Vancouver make my eyes drool.